Hello Altamont Families,
We’ve had some great wins here in Panther Land since the last edition of the Panther News! Our wonderful staff, students and parents never fail to impress me with their dedication, talents and overall positive, spirited energy! With that said, it’s time to celebrate some of the manifestations of the work of our outstanding Altamont Family! However, first, I need to make an important announcement regarding CAASPP Testing;
*CAASPP Testing– We will take the CAASPP Test in grades 3-8 during the weeks of May 2nd and May 9th. The CAASPP Test is the standardized state test we take every year in the spring. This is a summative test that measures how well our students have mastered the learning standards they’ve been required to learn throughout this school year. This test also reflects how our student achievement levels compare to other schools throughout our state. The CAASPP Test is very important both for our students and our school. Therefore, please make sure that your students attend school during the weeks of May 2nd and 9th. More details regarding our testing schedule will be provided as we get closer to May 2nd.
*Trimester Awards – We had a great Trimester Awards assembly last week! We celebrated students in grades K-3 for displaying outstanding citizenship and students in grades 4-8 for earning outstanding grades! Our stage has never been so full of Trimester Award winners so it was a very proud moment for us! We even had an appearance from our school mascot Pounce who entertained the audiences with his Panther Spirit and awesome dance moves!
*Science Olympiad – Our 3rd-6th grade Science Olympiad had an outstanding showing in last weekend’s county competition! We placed 3rd out of 48 teams and we placed higher than every other school in our district! I’d like to thank our awesome Olympiad students, our wonderful coach, 1st grade teacher Carolyn Rodriguez, and all of our parents who helped coach our young Olympiads! This is a great example of Altamont Teamwork – the process of our staff, students and parents working together to maximize the achievement of our beautiful children!
*Panther Basketball - Our boys JV and Varsity teams picked up convincing wins over Lammersville Elementary yesterday and our girls are headed for a big showdown next week on Tuesday, 3/28, here at Altamont! Our girls will rematch Bethany, the only team to beat our varsity this year. If our Varsity girls win we will at least share the league title with Bethany! We would like to see a big, loud home crowd to give us a home court advantage! The Varsity game tips off at 4:30 with our JVs preceding them at 3:30. Please come out and support our teams!
As we say here at Altamont – Panther Pride!!